Maybe Marvel CEO billionaire extraordinaire Ike Perlmutter was on to something when he cancelled Fox Marvel merchandise and put the kibosh on the comics. It's not unfathomable to think that Perlmutter has inside info in regards to the Marvel Fox properties - X-Men and Fantastic Four - so it's possible when he learned just how potentially bad Fox is using the Marvel characters, he decided to stop promoting them.
Case in point #2 would be the Fantastic Four's Thing without a costume and seemingly naked (or minus any male parts).
What's that? Deadpool, you ask? Deadpool is a success (so far) because the Fox executives don't/didn't really care about it, gave it a small budget, and let Tim Miller and Ryan Reynolds do whatever they basically wanted to do. However, that might all change when Deadpool becomes a success. Just keep Singer away from it, and Deadpool might stand a chance.
It turns out I'm not the only one that is horrified by the Apocalypse design. Let's head to the land of the trolls for more reactions.
My interest in #XMenApocalypse is now at zero. Apocalypse looks SO bad. The Ivan Ooze comparison is dead on.— josh kendrix™ (@joshkendrix) July 16, 2015
People green lit that Apocalypse? Do those people realize I just saw 3 different COSPLAYS that are x10 better. COSPLAYS.— Nash *LL (@mistermattnash) July 16, 2015
If they went with CGI for Apocalypse, they'd run the risk of him looking too much like Thanos. I get that. But at least, his face should ...— Travis Reynolds (@TheTravisionist) July 16, 2015
Apocalypse looks like Ivan Ooze, 'cept worse— Miguel Castro (@LinkToo) July 16, 2015
Apocalypse looks like a character from Tron lmaooooo— Chalky White (@LogicalHater) July 16, 2015
Not gonna lie the pictures of Apocalypse are about as underwhelming as Ronan from guardians of the galaxy— Emily (@civlwars) July 16, 2015
They made Apocalypse look like fucking Ivan Ooze from the fucking power rangers movie. I'm done.— Jamie Boughenou (@GooseBolton) July 16, 2015
HOLY CRAP! X-Men Apocalypse trailer launches early. Amazing work! https://t.co/ypDJwuBL7D— Christopher White (@CWhite20XX) July 16, 2015
@TilderAsgrave Had no idea mohawk Storm would be in this. Looking forward to it but hopefully Apocalypse finds some steroids before then.— Jose Carbajal (@JoeCarbo) July 16, 2015
Let's hope that's not what apocalypse will really look like https://t.co/iWF7GzVJ69— ChE Guevara (@RizzyG) July 16, 2015
Apocalypse looks really shit in the promo images for xmen apocalypse, he doesn't look like the kind of guy who can destroy a planet— Sir Cunt (@FUUCKINHOSTILLE) July 16, 2015
They've dropped the ball so hard with the design of Apocalypse. SO! HARD!— Warlord Tylerbeard (@Valomir) July 16, 2015
X-Men Apocalypse bothers me because I know, due to time, they can never develop the ensemble & they've so far boiled Apocalypse's powers..— Quincy (@xcommunicato) July 16, 2015
@Nerd_Ferguson Apocalypse looks atrocious...— Unfilt3red (@woa_easy) July 16, 2015
The more I see pictures of Apocalypse the more pissed I get, almost as trash as deadpool in origins..— 80's baby (@nikeh3ad) July 16, 2015
Apocalypse looks stupid in the new Xmen movie... why do they keep going back in time— Young Adult (@Infinitely_Sikk) July 16, 2015
New images of @apocalypse look like a character from a defunct and thrown in the garbage version of Power Rangers. Horrible. Really.— chauncey devega (@chaunceydevega) July 16, 2015
I'm not sure if I like the Apocalypse's design/costume. By which I'm saying I don't like it at all. May look better on film?— Inquisitor Kirke (@kirkenovak) July 16, 2015
Why does Apocalypse look like that. Come on Xmen!— Wade(Maxamillion) (@RegalBasil) July 16, 2015